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100 1  Hardy, Humphrey Hill, II 
245 10 Diachronic development in Biblical Hebrew prepositions
       |h[electronic resource] :|bA case study in 
300    1 online resource  
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 75-
       11(E), Section: A 
500    Adviser: Dennis G. Pardee 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Chicago, 2014 
520    This dissertation applies the linguistic theory of 
       grammaticalization to Biblical Hebrew (BH) prepositions, 
       detailing the origin and evolution of these constructions.
       In this study, grammaticalization is defined as the change
       whereby a lexical item or a construction comes in certain 
       linguistic contexts to acquire a grammatical function, or 
       whereby an item or a construction expands its grammatical 
       function(s). The primary goal is to determine to what 
       extent grammaticalization sheds light on the development 
       of this grammatical subsystem 
520    This framework affords not just a descriptive analysis of 
       the extant variation but provides for a diachronic 
       description of the emergence of innovative grammatical 
       functions. The only other significant work on BH 
       prepositions outside of the standard descriptive grammars 
       is Jenni's three-volume Die hebraischen Prapositionen 
       which is restricted to the inseparable prepositions (i.e. 
       l-, b- and k-) and is principally concerned with semantic 
       categorization as a purely synchronic enterprise. In 
       contrast with previous studies, this work offers a 
       diachronic analysis of prepositions through examining the 
       language-internal and cross-linguistic data. The resulting
       pathways of change beginning with the source constructions
       account for the evidenced polysemy.  The resulting 
       analysis provides an assessment of the structural and 
       functional variation evidenced in BH prepositions that is 
       unified around a single linguistic change, 
       grammaticalization, which results in a new grammatical 
       function. This approach provides a novel understanding of 
       the emergence of this linguistic subsystem, contributing a
       detailed accounting of the variation evidenced by the 
       usages of BH prepositions. Furthermore, it demonstrates 
       the value of integrating diachronic linguistics and 
       traditional philological approaches in the investigation 
       of grammar providing for an exhaustive language-internal 
       description of prepositions 
590    School code: 0330 
650  4 Ancient languages 
650  4 Biblical studies 
650  4 Linguistics 
710 2  The University of Chicago.|bNear Eastern Languages and 
773 0  |tDissertation Abstracts International|g75-11A(E) 
856 40 |zDigital Dissertation Consortium|u